Needham Community Council Food Pantry
570 Hillside Ave
Needham, MA - 02494
The Needham Community Council Food Pantry is a choice food pantry for Needham residents. Food donations are gratefully accepted M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wed. until 7 and Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or by calling us. Residents are asked for a referral to the food pantry from the Town's Department of Health or Housing Authority for income verification.
You must live in Needham.
Generally, if you meet the fuel assistance guidelines, you will be eligible to use the pantry. We do make exceptions for unusual circumstances.
You must have a written letter of referral from either the Needham Housing Authority, if you live in Housing, or the Needham Board of Health.
Periodically you may need to be recertified. We will send you notification and forms.
Food Pantry Registration Form
Food Pantry Income Verification Form
When you have qualified to use the Food Pantry, you may:
Come in once each calendar month for your regular supply of groceries.
Clients with last names A-K come in the 1st or 2nd weeks of the month. Clients with last names L-Z come in the 3rd or 4th weeks of the month. Months with 5 weeks will be handled on a case by case basis.
We encourage you to come after 11 a.m. to avoid the crowd.
Come in any Monday or Wednesday for bread, pastry, fresh or frozen, depending on availability.
We will be closed on holidays, which will be posted in advance.
We offer a grocery delivery, for those disabled or elderly without transportation.
Orders for A-K will be called prior to the 2nd Fri of each month.
Orders for L-Z will be called prior to the 4th Fri of each month.
Food will be delivered on that Friday. A fax or e-mail service is available for clients to receive the shopping list so an order can be filled for after hours pick up.